The physicists and astronomers at Radboud University Nijmegen are internationally renowned. They attract attention worldwide with spectacular discoveries - from the origin of cosmic particles to magnetism with light. You can also work on the theoretical and experimental physical properties of new materials, such as graphene, on the nano- and molecular scale.
In your Master's programme you can combine these specialisations with electives and the variant that suits best your ambition: a career in science, management, communication or education. You have the option to choose one of the following variants:
The first two specialisations are strongly linked to the interdisciplinary nature of the research within IMM, and makes full use of the research facilities within IMM, in particular the
The specialisation in Neuroscience/Neurophysics is linked to the Donders Centre for Neuroscience, a multi-disciplinary research institutes spanning many faculties at Radboud University (Natural Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences, Humanities), where you will work on the function of the brain, in particular in the coordination and communication between neurons, and the interpretation of the transmitted signals between neurons. How does the collection of neurons lead to a self-thinking, self-functioning organism? How can the brain be understood and modelled in terms of a multi-component system? A personal tutor will help you select suitable courses. Basically, you will create your own programme, with just very few compulsory subjects.
The first thing you will notice as you enter our Faculty of Science is the open atmosphere. This is reflected by the light and transparent building and the open minded spirit of the working, exploring and studying people that you will meet there. No wonder students from all over the world have been attracted to Nijmegen. You study in small groups, in direct and open contact with members of the staff. In addition, Nijmegen has excellent student facilities, such as high-tech laboratories, libraries and study landscapes'.
Studying by the Nijmegen approach' is a way of living. We will equip you with tools which are valuable for the rest of your life. You will be challenged to become aware of your intrinsic motivation. In other words, what is your passion in life? With this question in mind we will guide you to translate your passion into a personal Master's programme.
The Master's programmes we offer in Nijmegen prepare you for your future career, in science, business, management or education. If you opt for a career in science, our research specialisation provides you the optimal preparation for a PhD position.
Besides that, we offer separate graduation variants for management and communication. We know what skills employers in these fields are looking for in new recruits. By choosing the variant of your interest you will be equipped with the appropriate skills, knowledge and attitude and prepare yourself for the next step in your career.
Towards the end of the first year of your Master's programme, the study advisor will help you select the career-related direction in which you will graduate. During your second year you can decide to focus on Research in one of the specialisations you selected at the beginning of the programme, or you can decide to go into Management & Technology, Communication or Education. If you decide not to focus on Research, the scope of your research will be narrower and the extra ECs thus liberated' will be dedicated to subjects that prepare you for a future career in one of the three professional areas described below. In your second year, you may choose between specialising in research, or one of the two more career-oriented variants:
This variant provides training in fundamental and applied research - essential if you intend to do a PhD or work in industrial or institutional research. The following specialisations are offered within this research variant:
o Particle and Astrophysics
o Physics of Molecules and Materials
This variant prepares you for a management position in a business where science is crucial. It includes training in innovation and entrepreneurship. Management and Technology is closely linked to the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (ISIS). More information about this variant can be found on the Management and Technology website.
If you choose this variant, you will learn about science communication with a wider audience and there is also an option to prepare for a career in teaching. Science Communication is closely linked to the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (ISIS). More information can be found on the Science Communication website.
Here you prepare for a career in teaching. As the education variant prepares you for the Dutch educational system, this programme is taught in Dutch. It is facilitated by the Instituut Leraar en School (ILS, only in Dutch). More information can be found on the website of the ILS (only in Dutch).
There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University Nijmegen. Please check which scholarship is applicable in your case.
Radboud Scholarship Programme
Open to talented prospective non-EEA students - the scholarship consists of a partial tuition waiver.
Orange Tulip Scholarship
Open to students from Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia and China - offers a tuition fee waiver of 6,750 euros and exemption from visa and health insurance costs.
Open to excellent American students - the grant will be paid in 12 monthly instalments of 1,050 euros, international travel and the cost of the residence permit will be covered.
Erasmus Mundus ERANET
Open for Russian candidates - applicants may be undergraduate exchange students, Master's students, doctorate and post-doctorate candidates, as well as academic and administrative staff.
Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship
Open to students from China - the Dutch contribution to the scholarship consist of monthly allowance 1,000 euros, international travel costs 1,400 euros, tuition/research fee 1,906 euros, it also covers the cost of visa, insurance and other.
Aimed at lecturers at higher education instituations in Indonesia who wish to pursue a PhD or Master's at a university in the Netherlands. A DIKTI scholarship includes allowances for living expenses, insurance, travel costs, tuition fees and more.
Dutch Student Finance
EU/EEA students and Swiss students under 30 years of age are eligible if they are working at least 56 hours per month in the Netherlands, or have been living in the Netherlands for five years or more. Dutch student finance consists of four components: a basic grant, a supplementary grant (depending on the parental income), a student travel product, and a loan.